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Water found on Mars

Water found on Mars

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday morning.Imaging instruments aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified evidence of "hydrated minerals" called perchlorates that ha

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Body's 'chemical calendar' discovered

Body’s ‘chemical calendar’ discovered

The way the body can track the passing of the seasons in a "chemical calendar" has been discovered by scientists. The team, reporting in Current Biology, found a cluster of thousands of cells that could exist in either a "summer" or "winter" state. They use the lengthening day to switch more of

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Venomous Snake Found

Venomous Snake Found

For centuries, a highly venomous snake has managed to slither under the scientific radar in the Australian bush.  Now, scientists have finally identified the new species of death adder, Acanthophis cryptamydros, which lives in the northwestern corner of the continent.“It was a huge sur

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'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

‘Good bacteria’ key to stopping asthma

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists. The team, reporting in Science Translational Medicine, were analysing the billions of bugs that naturally call the human body home. Their analysis of 319 children showed they were at higher

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Keisaburo helps Koreans and other non-Japanese atom bomb survivors

Keisaburo helps Koreans and other non-Japanese atom bomb survivors

Keisaburo Toyonaga fumed when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in his speech here two years ago that Japanese are “the only people” to have suffered from an atomic bombing. The hawkish leader’s words at the anniversaries of the 1945 US bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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350-Million-Year-Old Fossil Stone Dug Up in Mich.

350-Million-Year-Old Fossil Stone Dug Up in Mich.

If you’re a fan of classic acts such as Bob Seger or Mitch Ryder, you know that in Michigan, they love to rock. Also, they love to collect rocks — in particular, the Petoskey stone, the official state rock. The latter is found on the state’s beaches and sand dunes, where Michigan resident

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Extremely Rare Baby Rhino Captured in Camera Trap

Extremely Rare Baby Rhino Captured in Camera Trap

A young rhino scuttles out of the underbrush, its outsize ears swiveling. Not far behind, its mother follows, watching cautiously. This isn't just any baby, though. It's one of three new Javan rhinoceros calves caught by camera traps in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, the last ref

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Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Warblers that weigh about as much as a stack of 12 business cards fly thousands of miles across the Atlantic during their fall migration. Imagine a journey that requires you to first pack on the pounds, then get rid of your intestines, and finally to forgo eating and sleeping for three days. For

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Miracle baby' on board

Miracle baby’ on board

A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date says she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and, with the help of medical staff, managed to keep him alive until the ship reached port. Emily Morgan, of Ogden, said Thursday that doctors didn't expect her so

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John Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

John Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Dezarae Mustain is waiting for her flight to Spain with big-eyed excitement. Before her flight to New York the day before, she had never been on a plane. In fact, she had never even driven very far from her hometown in sparsely populated Wyoming. Now she’s heading “clear across to the other s

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